3.03.2008

This is a Poem that Heals Fish


PEZ SWEET WORLD--a fantastic gallery of modified PEZ dispensers by ATYPYK.

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The book's pretty good, but I'm especially taken with the title of a picture book I came across today:
This is a Poem that Heals Fish

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Harriet the Spy: Lesbian Role Model? (NPR)

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The Hello Experiment, in which a group of artists attempt to sculpt Lionel Richie's head while blindfolded

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Can't write sestinas (me neither)? For their next issue only, McSweeney's is calling for senryu and pantoums.


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Interesting: "Babies See Pure Color, but Adults Peer Through Prism of Language" at Wired: "When infant eyes absorb a world of virgin visions, colors are processed purely, in a pre-linguistic parts of the brain. As adults, colors are processed in the brain's language centers, refracted by the concepts we have for them."

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Customer (male, mid-late 60s) at my library today, to me: Do you have any videos that show how to do the Hokey Pokey?

Me (searching): Hmm, doesn't look like we have any videos. We have CDs with the song on it, and the lyrics describe how to do it.

Customer: I have the song on CD. I just wanted to see how to do it.

Me: Well, the lyrics kind of tell how to do it--you know, "You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out..."

Customer: I wanted to see what it looks like.

Me: [seeing no real choice, obliges]

2 comments:

Officially said...

I love the Hokey Pokey story! Hope you don't mind my quoting it on my silly new blog: officiallyawesome.com

--Kellie

Emily Lloyd said...

Not at all--thanks. I'll check out your blog. (Is this Kellie M? Or formerly M? [grin])